The grass always seems to be greener on the other side; or in this case I guess the other side is across an ocean. Over the past few years people have been looking at the European markets for investment opportunities. While there may be many advantages to investing in Europe, it is important to plan accordingly. As the Wall Street Journal Says:
Is it too late to jump on that speeding foreign train? No, market professionals say. But those who are thinking about leaping aboard should be aware of the things people often get wrong when deploying money overseas.
There is tremendous growth in Europe, and canny investors are already cashing in.
So far this year, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that own European stocks are up more than 18%, compared with a gain of just 9.1% in the average diversified U.S.-stock fund. Emerging markets have surged even more, by around 26%. It is all a turnaround from years of disappointment for investors who heeded the standard advice to keep some money in foreign markets, including within their 401(k)s.
To find out the 5 things you should always consider before buying European Stocks, read more at wsj.com.
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